|Date of birth:||January 20, 1920|
|Place of birth:||Winona, Minnesota|
|Date of death:||February 29, 1996(aged 76)|
|Place of death:||Excelsior, Minnesota|
|College:||St. Mary's University|
|Center / Forward|
January 20, 1920|
|Died||February 29, 1996
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Winona (Winona, Minnesota)|
|College||St. Mary's (Minnesota)|
|1948–1948||Hammond Calumet Buccaneers|
|1949–1950||Fort Wayne Pistons|
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Clinton Belmar Wager was a professional football and basketball player. He played in the National Football League from 1942-1945 for the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals and the Cardinals-Pittsburgh Steelers merged team, "Card-Pitt". However he also played in the National Basketball Association in 1949-50 for the Fort Wayne Pistons (now called the Detroit Pistons). He also played in the National Basketball League for the Oshkosh All-Stars and Hammond Calumet Buccaneers, while finishing his career with the Louisville Alumnites of the National Professional Basketball League.
Prior to his professional career, Wager played basketball for Saint Mary's University. During his college career, he was an all-conference center and an individual scoring champion twice, in 1939 and 1940. He also participated in the 1941 National Invitational Tournament. He was also selected in his senior year as captain of the school's basketball team. He also played football for the school. He was elected in the schools sports hall of fame in 1977.
In 1944, while practicing punting, Wager managed to kick himself in the head resulting in a fractured skull. The incident knocked him out of competition with Card-Pitt for over a month.